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EU Pig Prices: Increase Seen Throughout Europe

by 5m Editor
18 May 2010, at 5:48am

EU - The European slaughter pig market is characterised by a positive trend this week.

The increase in quotations ranges from 2 cents (Germany) to 4 cents (Great Britain). In France, the price remained on an unchanged level.

As to the Dutch price increase, better sales revenue is reported to be the reason. Furthermore, supply is described to be rather scarce at some Dutch slaughterhouses while others were able to adapt supply to demand. They say that the Danish export business has once again improved with regard to third countries in particular; thus, the price went up again in Denmark. In Spain there are only scarce quantities of pigs for slaughter on offer, so the quotation was reported to have increased by as much as three cents.

Trend: The trend is expected to continue to go up as a result of brisk demand for pork and slightly low supply of pigs for slaughter. With Pentecost ahead and with temperatures expected to rise, ever more people are expected to barbecue, so the prospects are anticipated to keep bright.

Week D NL DK B F PL CZ IT ESP AUT GB SWE IR
13 Week 1,266 € 1,251 € 1,259 € 1,218 € 1,254 € 1,249 € 1,331 € 1,380 € 1,390 € 1,280 € 1,497 € 1,120 € 1,214 €
14 Week 1,266 € 1,251 € 1,258 € 1,218 € 1,235 € 1,257 € 1,341 € 1,304 € 1,379 € 1,280 € 1,524 € 1,143 € 1,214 €
15 Week 1,266 € 1,251 € 1,258 € 1,218 € 1,238 € 1,236 € 1,344 € 1,291 € 1,379 € 1,280 € 1,557 € 1,147 € 1,214 €
16 Week 1,266 € 1,251 € 1,259 € 1,218 € 1,243 € 1,208 € 1,334 € 1,291 € 1,379 € 1,280 € 1,547 € 1,148 € 1,214 €
17 Week 1,306 € 1,299 € 1,286 € 1,267 € 1,297 € 1,194 € 1,321 € 1,291 € 1,404 € 1,310 € 1,576 € 1,160 € 1,214 €
18 Week 1,336 € 1,328 € 1,313 € 1,292 € 1,354 € 1,200 € 1,327 € 1,291 € 1,451 € 1,340 € 1,571 € 1,156 € 1,253 €
19 Week 1,336 € 1,328 € 1,353 € 1,292 € 1,330 € 1,202 € 1,291 € 1,498 € 1,340 € 1,586 € 1,165 € 1,253 €
20 Week 1,356 € 1,348 € 1,381 € 1,316 € 1,332 € 1,291 € 1,528 € 1,370 € 1,628 € 1,184 € 1,253 €


Explanation
1corrected quotation: The official Quotations of the different countries are corrected, so that each quotation has the same base (conditions).
base: 56 per cent lean-meat-percentage; farm-gate-price; 79 per cent killing-out-percentage, without value-added-tax (VAT)